Note the difference.
Saturday Matinee – Bubbles, Splashes & Waters
Amazing bubble show by Ana Yang, wife of Canadian bubble master Fan Yang [via].
Summer fun in the UK getting drenched with street water. [Related post here.]
I just spent an inordinate amount of time trying to find a music video that meshes with bubbles and water. Muddy Waters works, but then I found this gem:
One of the most successful groups in popular music, they began playing R&B in the early to mid-1960s. The name of the band (and members) changed several times, but eventually settled on “The Pink Floyd Sound,” taken from the names of two blues musicians, Pinkney “Pink” Anderson and Floyd “Dipper Boy” Council (click each name for links to recordings on the Utoobage). Dick Clark introduced “The Pink Floyd” on American Bandstand in 1967, their first appearance in the U.S. Here’s the lineup (with ages) at the time of the filming:
Roger Waters – bass, vocals, songwriter (24)
Syd Barrett – guitar, vocals, songwriter (21)
Richard Wright – keyboards, vocals (24)
Nick Mason – percussion (23)
Pink Floyd had my attention from “Ummagumma” through “Wish You Were Here,” but they began to lose me when their style began drifting too far into the mainstream pop radio culture of the late 70s: the overbearing and over-produced arena-art-rock years.
Have a great weekend, folks, and remember that “Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict” was performed live on stage,with “lyrics” in English.
P.S. The Dub Side Of The Moon is awesome.
Telephone Devolution 1967
Mail Call Letterpack – You get two players that play only the cartridges you can buy from Smith Corona and you can send a 3, 6 or 10 minutes letter. Just $70 a pair in 1967, these would be $450 in today’s dollars. How is this better than a phone? They say, it has no static and it’s cheaper!
Make a 10 minute telephone call that will get to its destination in 4-5 business days, and in 4-5 business days you might get one back and can continue the conversation. Beats buying a reel-to-reel, and squelches telemarketers, too.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Own Words
[Contrast the following with MLK’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech. I have not edited the text. Read it all. -Bunk]
Saturday Matinee: 1967
Classic scene from1967’s “The Flim Flam Man,” starring George C. Scott, Michael Sarrazin, and the irascible Slim Pickens. Scott was only 40, and Louis Burton Lindley, Jr. was 48 when this was made.
Where do we go from here? Patton? No. Too obvious, so let’s find something Y’all haven’t heard in a while, also from 1967.
Mannix. What kinda name was that? A very cool one.
Ironsides rocked the courtroom, even before handicapped parking was invented.
The 2nd greatest TV theme song ever. Book ‘im, Danno.
Inane sitcom with a great intro. Very loosely based upon the great movie “Stalag 17.”
1965’s “Wild Wild West” intro. So what if it’s not from 1967. The animation, updated during the program, counts big time. Forget Robert Conrad. The real star was Ross Martin, aka Artemus Gordon.
Best TV theme song ever? This.